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Pointe-a-Calliere Museum

350 Place Royale | corner of rue de la Commune, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3Y5, Canada
+1 514-872-9150
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Pointe-a-Calliere, the birthplace of Montreal and a National Historic Site, offers visitors the opportunity to explore history through an original underground circuit leading through archaeological excavations. At the start of their visit, an immersive multimedia show presents a high-speed view of the city's history, the remains come to life and the count down begins! The museum also offers year-round temporary local and international exhibitions. For Montreal's 375th anniversary in May 2017, Pointe-a-Calliere inaugurated a new pavilion highlighting Fort Ville-Marie.
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350 Place Royale | corner of rue de la Commune, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3Y5, Canada
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
+1 514-872-9150
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This museum chronicles the founding and development of Montréal. The city is very young and has a relatively quiet history and as a result, there is not actually that much to say. The museum starts of with a movie which you should definitely watch. It...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

One of the most interesting museums I have ever seen. It is built atop the archeological dig of the city's earliest settlement. We had a great time and learned quite a bit about Montreal. Plus we saved 15% because the morning temperature was -15 degrees!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The movie was so good at the front of the museum that I watched it twice! We really enjoyed this museum.

Thank sandyanderic333
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you see one museum in Montreal make it this one. I've seen a lot of museums in my time all over the world, but this was certainly an impressive one. It is interactive, fun, interesting, set up well, has something for everyone (including kids),...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

For $20 I would have been disappointed. The visit was made worth it for its two floors of hockey memorabilia, info and interactive amusements.

Thank thebackpacker77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful museum with very helpful and knowledgeable guides. We only had a short time at the museum but were able to appreciate the hardships endured by the founders of Montreal and the relationship they developed with the many native tribes of Canada and the United...More

Thank alex h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the most creatively-designed and interesting museums we have ever toured. The presentation of exhibits is so well conceived. In one area, the floor is all plexiglass-glass so you can walk over the ancient city walls and look down on them. Well...More

Thank Michael and Ter... F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great museum which I would highly recommend everyone visiting Montreal see. The new exhibits were great and I was impressed by the long tunnel linking the new building. Before starting I would highly recommend you watch the 20 minute video which explains a lot of...More

Thank Montreal_native
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place in Old Montreal has a lot of history to learn and visit the top to have a spectacular view.

Thank Sam649
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Who doesn’t enjoy exploring ancient sewers? It’s basically the first thing I do whenever visiting a new city. Seriously, though, this was maybe the only place in Montréal that offers a broad perspective of the city and region. The 18-minute propaganda flick at the visit’s...More

Thank Evan F
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic centre of Montreal, Vieux-Port is home to
some of the city's most antiquated buildings and
picturesque streets. Along the waters of the St.
Lawrence River, the bank of Old Port features museums,
festivals, food stalls, and outdoor athletics, a
celebrated part of the city that explodes into
fireworks displays on warm summer nights. At its
centre, street performers and artists compete with
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Joan E
24 July 2017|
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Response from ronpare8 | Reviewed this property |
I phoned them and Yes they do supply Wheelchairs for free now the Fee is 20 dollars and 65 and over 18 i hope you enjoy it this is their phone number 5148729150
25 August 2016|
Response from Leslie B | Reviewed this property |
I would give it at least 2 hours. They have group tours available which are recommended for more insightful information. After the tour, you can linger at your leisure.
7 February 2015|
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Response from Pointe-a-Calliere | Property representative |
The Museum has a single admission rate that provides access to the Museum as a whole, which includes several exhibitions. First off, the Yours Truly, Montréal multimedia show and two permanent exhibitions, Where Montréal Was... More